HEALTH TREK RESOURCES

Health Trek covers a ton of information about health and nutrition, but there’s a wide world of additional resources you can also tap into. Below are recommended sites with links directly to them. Keep that knowledge flowin’! Consider these extra credit for your body, mind and spirit!

General Nutrition

Nutrition Café

This site provides three games and nutritional information in a colorful and pleasing package. Players of Nutrition Sleuth help victims locate missing nutrients, while players must choose the correct question in Grab a Grape. At Have a Bite Café kids may get a surprise when they see the nutritional and caloric breakdown of the meal they select. The site includes a nutrition glossary, a food pyramid, and dietary guidelines.

MyPyramid.gov - Steps To A Healthier You

One size doesn't fit all. MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan/ assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Media Literacy

About Face

About face promotes positive self-esteem in girls and women of all ages, sizes, races and backgrounds through a spirited approach to media education, outreach and activism.

Smart-Mouth.org

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, an advocate for food safety and nutrition, sponsors this site. Users will find loads of fun and informative features, such as Choose Ur Chews, where users select fast food and snack items from different categories to see how they measure up on the cal-o-meter and the sat-fat-o-meter. Pop-up Snacktoids give quick info bites that might surprise you. Articles and recipes, video clips, and interactive games round out the site.

PBS Kids - Don't Buy It: Get Media Smart

Don't Buy It: Get Media Smart is a media literacy web site for young people that encourages users to think critically about media and become smart consumers. Activities on the site are designed to provide users with some of the skills and knowledge needed to question, analyze, interpret and evaluate media messages.

Teen Health Sites

Kids Health

If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctorspeak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. One of the things that makes KidsHealth special is that it's really three sites in one: with sections for parents, for kids, and for teens.

GirlsHealth.gov

This site was created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. It focuses on health topics that girls are concerned about and helps motivate them to choose healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages. The site gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home

Nutrition/Fitness Organizations

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a consumer advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being.

National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity

The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity's mission is to unite the strengths of public, private and industry efforts into collaborative partnerships that inspire and empower all Americans to lead more physically active lifestyles. 

Tufts Nutrition Navigator 

The Tufts University Nutrition Navigator is designed to help you sort through the large volume of nutrition information on the Internet and find accurate, useful nutrition information you can trust.

American Dietetic Association

ADA's dynamic web site, www.eatright.org , contains a wealth of nutrition information for consumers and the media, featuring approximately 5,000 pages of content from news releases and consumer tips to Nutrition Fact Sheets, consumer FAQs and the Good Nutrition Reading List.

Body Image -

AdiosBarbie.com

AdiosBarbie.com is a one-stop body shop, where women and men of all cultures and sizes can learn about their bodies; feel proud and comfortable in their natural shapes, sizes and colors; speak out against impossible beauty standards; and share their experiences.

The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty

The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty is a worldwide marketing campaign launched in 2004 that includes advertisements, video, workshops, sleepover events and even the publication of a book and the production of a play. The principle behind the campaign is to celebrate the natural physical variation embodied by all women and inspire them to have the confidence to be comfortable with themselves.

Family Fitness

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

You may remember going through the activities and tests provided by the President's Council when you were in gym class. This is the site for information about the President's Challenge as well as resources about health, physical activity, and fitness and sports. You can also access public service videos promoting exercise and nutrition.